HISTORICAL NOTES: 13,175 Miles Around the Yard

He was literally the master builder of the Third Reich—designing the monumental edifices that fulfilled his Führer's passion for grandeur—as well as the man who kept the Nazi war machine supplied. Now Albert Speer is content with more modest projects: writing his memoirs. When it was published six years ago, his Inside the Third Reich—a devastatingly intimate look at life within Hitler's inner circle—became an instant bestseller in West Germany and reached a wide audience abroad. The onetime Nazi architect in chief and Minister of Armaments and War Production has now completed...

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